Eukaryotic promoter database?

lavorgna.giovanni at hsr.it lavorgna.giovanni at hsr.it
Tue Oct 13 12:17:21 EST 1998

From: frank at omrf.ouhsc.edu (Bart Frank)
Subject: Eukaryotic promoter database?
Date: 12 Oct 1998 08:00:32 GMT
>Is there a eukaryotic promoter database (preferably mammalian, or human) that 
>one can search for the occurrence of particular sequences? I would like to skip
>the sequences that match in coding regions.

Please give a try to TargetFinder program by me and other colleagues. It is
reacheable at htpp://hercules.tigem.it/TargetFinder.html. I append at the
end of this message some info about this Web resource.

Giovanni Lavorgna

TargetFinder: a new tool to perform database searches for candidate target
genes of transcription factors. 

Giovanni Lavorgna (1), Alessandro Guffanti (2), Giuseppe Borsani (2) 
Andrea Ballabio (2) and Edoardo Boncinelli (1). 

(1) DIBIT, Istituto Scientifico H. S. Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 
20132 Milano, Italy 
(2) Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), San Raffaele 
Biomedical Science Park, 
Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milano, Italy 

TargetFinder is now available at http://hercules.tigem.it/TargetFinder.html 

TargetFinder is a new tool to facilitate database searches for candidate
target genes of transcription factors. The use of this program allows to
search a database of annotated sequences for binding sites located in
context with other important transcription regulatory signals and regions,
like the TATA element, the transcription start site, the promoter and so on,
thereby greatly reducing the background usually associated with this kind of

If you've problems, bug report or any proposal on how to improve TargetFinder 
program, please contact me at the following address: 
Giovanni Lavorgna
Via Olgettina, 58
20132 Milano Italy
Tel. +39-02-26434776
Fax. +39-02-26434767
Email : giovanni.lavorgna at hsr.it

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